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The Rosary Shop

Supporting the life of prayer since 1996 with custom handmade rosaries, rosary kits, supplies, kneelers and prayer books.

Monastic Stool

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Monastic Bench
(Standard design)

Monastic Bench
(Optional icon and arched aprons)

This humble stool is an excellent complement to a home altar or prayer area. Portable, strong, attractive, it is built at a proper ergonomic height for most adults.

We use this bench, ourselves, when praying the Liturgy of the Hours in our own home prayer chapel, and as a utility step stool elsewhere. It measures 16 inches tall, 20 inches wide and 12 inches deep, and comes with a convenient handle for one-handed carrying. (It also makes a great utility stool in a pinch.)

Design Options

Please select from the following options to complete your Monastic Stool. All figures are estimates based on our latest materials, labor and freight expenses. It is unusual for us to have to change any costs except in the case of special shipping or design needs.

Wood: We use only top-quality hardwoods, hand-selected and matched to result in the strongest and most attractive final piece. Click on your desired wood.

( bdft)
& Labor
 Freight Cost
Red Oak $     $
Lyptus $     $
Maple $     $
Cherry $     $
Black Walnut $     $
Teak $     $
 Wood Image -- No Image
Wood appearance can vary significantly from board to board. Images are examples only.

Stain/Finish: Danish oil combines the appearance of a handrubbed linseed oil finish with some of the durability of varathane. These give a beautiful finish that allows the wood's natural beauty to show through while providing moderate protection. Selecting 'none' allows you to stain/finish the piece yourself upon receipt. We can also create custom colors to your specifications. This item has approximately square surface feet to stain. Click on your desired stain.

None  $
Natural  $
Golden  $
Cherry  $
Medium Walnut  $
Custom  $
 Stain Image -- No Image
Wood appearance can vary significantly from board to board. Images are examples only.

Side Icon: We can add a cross or another icon into each side of this workpiece. We do this through a heating method that actually burns the image into the wood (and so is not as visible on dark woods like walnut -- on all other woods the icons are quite clear). We can also route/carve the icon image, if you prefer.

None  $0   
Chi-Rho  $39  Option Image
Common Cross  $39   
Orthodox Cross  $39   

Matching Cross: A matching wall cross, made from same wood and finish, approximately 18 inches tall. $40. Include

Arched Apron: We normally make this with straight aprons/supports under the seat, but can add arches for a little more. $20. Include

Storage Option: Hinge the seat (solid brass hinges), add a latch and an oak ply bottom to create a storage area within the bench for prayer books. The bench still looks the same from the outside with the addition of the brass latch and hinges, but with a flip of the latch the seat lifts up allowing you to store a Bible, prayer books, a rosary, etc. A great way to keep all of your prayer items neatly in one place. $125. Include

Engraving: We can engrave a brief commemorative message onto a silver- or gold-colored metal plaque. There are two engraving lines available, each with up to about 20 characters, including spaces. On this model the engraved plate is epoxied under the seat.

   Sample Engraving Image
None ***
Engraving on silver-colored plate 20.00
Engraving on brass/gold-colored plate 20.00
 Engraving Line 1:  
 Engraving Line 2:  

Ready to Go?

Once you've made your selections, click the button, below, to add it to your shopping basket. Ordering quality wood furniture can be a big investment. Please feel free to call us with any questions.

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